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Head of Digital

Posted 23 January by Buckinghamshire County Council Ended


Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking a Head of Digital to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of our Digital Strategy and supporting the wider Bucks County Council Technology strategy.

About us

We are changing the way we work. Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services. Looking to the future we are committed to digitising our services, improving accessibility and ease of use for our residents.

About the role

You'll play a pivotal role in our Digital Strategy, as we push forward with the digitization of our services. We will both improve the accessibility and the ease of use of Council services for the public, as well as cut costs, through adoption of an increasingly forward-thinking digital approach.

As part of the Technology Leadership group you will add wider value beyond purely functional expertise for Digital. You'll operate at a senior level, working together to craft strategies to lead Buckinghamshire County Council into the future.

With several projects in flow already, you will both take charge of on-going work as well as contribute to defining and roadmapping future projects, consistently working from a customer-focused perspective

Please see the attached job summary for further details.

About you

You will be a consummate professional with an eye for how digital means can be best put to use in a wide range of areas. We're looking for someone with innovative ideas and embedded knowledge of the capabilities of digital technology, not just to digitise records but to help forge a vision of convenience for the customer and commercial advantage from adopting digital methods.

Confident liaising with other senior members, you'll be ready to cooperate and challenge as necessary, ensuring your expertise is utilised to the fullest extent.

You'll be committed to user-centred design, and an understanding of the underlying principles of this approach is essential.

In addition an awareness of the government 'Digital by Default' agenda would be of benefit, along with a commitment to the adoption of Agile methodology.

The attached job summary contains further details.

Other information

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We're looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership

Reference: 31490531

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